Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Secondary Forests

What is really happening? An article from the International Herald Tribune found on Pantopicon exposes an interesting countertrend, which may shift our perspective on rainforest destruction. Farmers in Latin America, Asia, and other tropic locations have been moving to cities in recent years. By one estimate, for every half hectare of rain forest cut down each year, more than 20 hectares of new forest is growing on old farmland. However, a global recession may cause those looking for jobs in cities to move back to the farms.

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